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From Michelle Obama to Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, living healthy may be one of today’s hottest trends. Celebrities like these and millions of other Americans are enjoying the benefits of practicing a heart-healthy lifestyle. Find out why heart health is so “in style” (and how it can change your life).
The Benefits of Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
Although it requires a bit of leg work, the benefits of healthy living are life-changing. During February’s American Heart Month, learn how you could benefit from making simple changes, such as eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly.
Feel Your Best
One of the most immediate benefits of practicing better heart health is the improvement in how you feel. When your heart is not working as well as it should, you may experience symptoms like fatigue and shortness of breath.
Live a Fuller Life
When you feel your best, you are better able to experience all that life has to offer. You have more energy to enjoy time with loved ones, and you will have more positive vibes to share.
A heart-healthy lifestyle is also good for your wallet because you will likely spend less money on medications and visits to your local health center.
Protect Your Brain
Practicing heart health reduces your chances of having a stroke or experiencing cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.
Maintain a Vibrant Sex Life
Researchers have found that heart disease and its risk factors, such as obesity and high blood pressure, can hurt an individual’s sex life.
It’s important to remember during American Heart Month that heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women. Being mindful of heart health can lead to increased longevity.’
7 Helpful Heart Health Hints
Living a healthy lifestyle is a goal within anyone’s reach. To get started on your path to wellness, follow these seven simple heart health tips.
- Understand your risk factors (obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.)
- Get regular physical activity
- Receive blood pressure and cholesterol screenings regularly
- Eat a heart-healthy diet
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Manage your stress levels
- Get enough quality hours of sleep
Let Us Help You Live a Healthy Lifestyle
Advantage Care Health Centers is Long Island’s premier Federally Qualified Health Center. We provide quality medical, dental and mental/behavioral health services to all.
Contact us today to request an in-person or virtual tele-health appointment.